• Local Expert 40 points
  • Review 1
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 0
  • Discussions 0


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Just now

"Diverse, friendly community with so much to do"

23 year old originally from Manhattan. Previously also lived in Bed-stuy, which was overpriced and hostile. My standard of living can be reflected in the way people treat each other in the laundry on a busy weekend. In Bed-Stuy, you'd get rudeness, sassiness, and a quick will-to-fight from low-class people -- both to each other and to the employees. In Sunset, families doing their laundry are polite and thankful to the business owners.

Moved here for the cheap 1-bedroom with yard where I can grow my own plants and food, walking proximity to work, and ease of transport to Manhattan (though after living here, Manhattan is a dreadful and stressful place to be).

Friendly and chill community with different types of people living civilly amongst each other -- largely Asian, Hispanic, White, Middle Eastern..Which also means -- excellent and very affordable restaurants and stores, especially if you walk a bit to the neighboring Bay Ridge. Community is nestled near a more developing waterfront, which is home to the Brooklyn Army Terminal, NYU (formerly Lutheran) and the new Industry City. Industry City is fun to walk around in, but the shops are just too expensive compared to the stuff you can get in Chinatown. Industrial part of Sunset Park means little traffic and quick ride to Costco, Home Depot, etc further downtown. I have walked here, too.

Beautiful homes largely in the 50s between 4th and 5th ave. Cannot speak for the schools or parking as I don't have kids or a car.
  • cheap food
  • cheap last minute items (hosehold, school,clothes,etc.)
  • People still hold the door open for strollers and family life is respected but not a gimmick
  • people litter on the blocks coming out of the train
  • library is closed down?
  • fireworks in the dead of winter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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